hi i wants to get myself a external hardrive i am not sure what to look for some drives say 480mb/s and others 7200rpm .what must i look for to get a external drive with a good transfer rate for home use with my mede8er media player can you help me please kind regards
7200rpm HDD spins inside 7200x a minute and is faster than 5400rpm.
7200 is better for operating system than 5400rpm HDD.
Example: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 480MB/s write and 550MB/s read SSD are not spinning inside,. so they are advertised in the transfer speed in MB. In this case it can write/download in theoretical speed of 480MB/s and read in up to 550MB/s.
SSD's are the best for the OS, HDD don't compare to SSD at all in the speed, but SSD don't compare to HDD in the storage capacity.